Monthly Archives: May 2019

May 2019 ends with perfect month #2, for the year!

The records I’m setting just keep on coming! I achieved my second perfect month this year, third ever and longest yet because it was my first 31-day month. On to see if June is successful and I have my first … Continue reading

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RIP: Leon Redbone

The enigmatic singer with the panama hat, deep voice and thing for really old songs is gone. The media covered is real identity enough and career just fine. I would prefer to write about all the joy he brought me … Continue reading

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New “ironic” outfit for Colby

While strolling about Austin’s downtown store, Wild About Music, killing time between Moontower showcases, I found a onesie of the Rolling Stones’ icon. I thought it would go well with my Muppet® Colby, appeal to his sense of irony in … Continue reading

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Introducing the Maggi Motors GoKart Model 1!

Memorial Day be the official kick-off for Summer but it’s also when Creative Brick Builder has its holiday sale! All the random LEGO pieces you can fit in a good-sized box for a mere $4! A way better deal than … Continue reading

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RIP: Dr. Murray Gell-Mann

Dr. Murray Gell-Mann may not be as famous as Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein or Marie Curie but he was instrumental in furthering our understanding of what the building-blocks of the universe, reality…everything. In 1964 he named these “things” quarks which … Continue reading

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Brazilian ad featuring the D&D cartoon characters

 According to my two Brazilian co-workers, the D&D cartoon show that aired on CBS Saturday mornings in 1983 (in America) never made it to the TV networks in their country. Maybe the person(s) behind it lived in the States … Continue reading

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Princess Cutie & Friends return with two helpful lessons

They’re back! This time Princess Cutie and her puppet friends known as the Round Rockers are here to share a couple lessons with little people…and maybe to make the grownups laugh. First up, why you shouldn’t hit people, especially friends, … Continue reading

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Longest “official Watch” exercise streak tied!

A somewhat monumental day as I have broken a personal record twice this year. Back in March, what was established at 52 (beating the previous year’s 30) has been tied today but since I’m in good health, I will be … Continue reading

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Poor creature thanks to Austin drivers

Last night I was happily driving home because I got to meet Adam Savage of Mythbusters (more about this eventually) and while I was in the home stretch on Pflugerville’s main drag (aka FM 1825/Pecan Street), a possum was on the road. … Continue reading

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Campaign #2 is kind of under way, Fuinseog’s Follies

Back in March I was excited about finally being a player in a D&D game, new people, etc. We even had what is traditionally called Session Zero; it’s when everybody makes up their new characters and we hammer out a … Continue reading

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Me as James Lipton & Pikachu

When we went to see Rock and Rule (more on it later), the Alamo showing it also had the new, awful-looking, live-action Pokémon movie with Will Smith’s untalented kid. In the lobby they had those chairs and a large Pikachu so I cajoled … Continue reading

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Check out what I got in the mail from Amsterdam!

My friends who live in Amsterdam sent me the English links from the Rijks Museum to score these special Playmobil sets based upon famous paintings! Above is The Nightwatch by none other than Rembrandt. Stealth was not the plan as you … Continue reading

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Funny packaging (May 2019)

Somebody at work has this fake box on display. I know where to get more but I’m not telling (and it’s not The Onion) because I have ideas to package good gifts in them.

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RIP: Tarda, aka Grumpy Cat

The cat who launched a thousands jokes, scores of merchandise, a comic book with Garfield, a movie on Lifetime, raised money to help less-fortunate animals and yet still was a little girl’s beloved pet, will be remembered. Tarda passed away earlier … Continue reading

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Exceeded 2018’s biking mileage!

Quite a week for personal exercise! First 500 days with the Watch completed, then a million steps for 2019 and now I have beaten 2018’s total of 1180.49 miles. It seems pretty impressive, given last year was when I really … Continue reading

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